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   Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 19, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas                                IFT X3EEE ON A MAN-OF-WAB. i|:^W THE JOLLY SAILOR BOY PASSES HIS TIME AT SEA. 9M1 Boutin* ttntj and Short l*nve of ,    Ab�*nee-lit* Mn�t IIo Silent nnd Sitb-�n�MlTO Alwayi-A Man to Whom tho Ship la KrorjXhltiff-HJr, Halt It*. Landsmen imagine n sailor's life a very jptauapt one, particularly attoard of n man-yrhoro thero are, an they express it, �Q many to do the Jlttlo work required to lie dona.  Because they go aboard n wnr-hip while In port and sec tho Bailors ;.lounging Around tho decks, or engaged in 'Tariona pursuit* for their own benefit or �musoment, they get tho Idea into their - toeads thtit all in thu world n sailor litis to do la to "kill time" In the manner most amusing or beneficial to himself.   How -mistaken these worthy people m-e in their �fttimnteof what comprises the duties of a "bine jacket" while on shipboardl On the whole a Bailor's life is not a very unviable one, when wo take Into consideration the fact of his being a slave In tho cnild sense of the word.   He Is not allowed ,  *0 express his opinions on anything deemed msubject that comes within thu limit of ' naval authority. He must often suffer un-eampluiningly an Injustice to himself, us v�von a murmur might complicate matters and tend to make things disagreeable for litta.   If ho wishes to go ashore ho must i   "diibce attendance" on the executive of- :� tfcer, or the privilege of going will be denied . him.   Should a parent, brother, sister or ^rtlfe, if Itu haw one, bo in need of money bo fens the greatest or dlflieultles in procuring it, ill tho ugh It is his own. For a man whose mind is in keeping with itA surroundings-whose thought* never � Grander beyond a cable's length-whose ideas of a life of freedom are rather ob-Mured, the navy i.s the place.   Hut for a - tana who la ambitions to become something more than the servant of servants, and whose energy impels "onward and up ward" with un irresistible force, it is not. � .  . ItUUTIKR OF PIULU Tho routine of drills which requires some time to perforin, may l� interesting to > some, nnd for the benefit of those who may not know it I shall enumerate its various '..   branches; The manual of anus, which is \ drill with rifles, how to handle, load and fire with precision and celerity being iu-duded; revolver drill, single sticks, the parries, thrusts, guanls used in broad-' �word fencing being taught, and great gun i i   drill, which nobody cares to participate in; | alsoRail drill, which consists of bending : and unbending sails, clewing up, reeling . And furling'. Light spar drill, sending up and down topgallant mid royal yards and topgallant yards. Heavy Jipar drill, sending up or down topsail and lowering yards ai.d topmasts. . .Boat drill, manning uud arming boats; drill under sail, under oars. Abandoning hip,on in casoof her sinking or being consumed by fire. Clearing sldp for action, which consists of stripping ship to lower masts, hoisting out and lowering all bouts preparatory to towing them astern. Making-a barricade of hammocks as a protection for sharpshooters; casting loose all guus, thu crew providing the.mselveri with everything necessary- battle axes, eut-lasses, revolvers, etc. Life boat drill: gen--V   eral quarters; lire quarters. GOOP  kations always. Considering these things us trivial a sailor may bo considered as being treated fairly "well on hoard a man-of-war.   His health is '�     looked after with great concern by the officers, he ht not required to work in rain, '/severe heat or cold if it may be avoided. Great care is taken that lie shall have . plenty of good warm clothing, which must always bo kept clean and well aired.   Tho food is of the second U:st quality obtainable, anil when prepared is such as few .would deem unpalatable, its ouly fault btingnBcarcity rather than a surfeit, which ';�  . la to be regretted, us sailors are blessed with a good uppetlto. There are some men who would I b willing to yield up the ghost ware they deprived of the privilege of treading the decks of a muti-of-wai1. She is t hdr home, wife, children, kindred-everything in the world to them. Nor is it to be wondered At, hi nee they have uover worked a day on land in the whole course of their lives, and .have never known a home (beyond their Ship. There is a man in the United States navy today who baa been a "blue jacket1 fur upward of sixty years. Admiral Porter And he were boya together in the service. Though   the  winters   of  nearly  three-quarters of a century have come and gone since his birth, he is as hale and as active today as many a man whoso sum total of ;yearsdoes not exceed thirty.   He- bei'ig the oldest man iu the service, and hnv* performed more than otic heroic deed du. fog the Mexican, Seminole and civil wars, for he participated in all three-is allowed great privileges, and  may eumn and go wbc-ue.vcr bo pleases. He has not n relative living in the world that lio knows of.   lie has always been, as he oppresses it. "a bird alone."   II not more than  PJ year.-, old   when  he ;eutered the navy, and a man-of-war has , been his home ever since.   He is now a shipped boatswain's male, and his pay ';S4nounta to between S-tfaud $50 per month He has been most severely wounded in two pr three engagements, as the scars still visible are testimony, and they are of no : delicate description, either, but quite the reverse. After supper and until "pipe dowu' (9 o'clock) is tho time for joltiticatinn of all sorts aboard a man-of-war.   In fact this is the only time the tars may call their own. And they use it to advantage In entertain (ogaod amusing themselves.  There can be seen three or four groups singing as -many different songs at one lime, each tar exerting his vocal powers to the best of his ability.   Others may lw sceu thronging Around some old, woatherbeutcn son of .Neptune, listening to his recital of things ; ijmt have never occurred. .V  '.-To a merchantman a war ship is certainly 'jprercrahle, but to Imagine life ubonrd one a U all sunshine Is a mlstnko indeed. There ! sm duties na well as pleasures, ami tin fortunately the dutltsareiu the ouiiorlty-| ^ duties which must be performed by the ~     sailor no matter how distasuful they are to htm, and as he is ouly a slave, why should ik: hit not obey the commands of his master?-il>3ostoa Transcript. ' � Mcvol fltsnefK A.OOtoI stencil is now employed tor puv p^g^WnK on Jttrge leuertog on railway cars. ^!'>i^^Ph� opou spaces are covered with brass r 's.-.-WflW uettins of ulx>ut one-eighth Uic] .''.'jvJMsh.  A short, stiif brush is used, with ;'which ilie workmuu beats tlra stencil iu-j/'rAieaU of nibbing it, and so gets a good ,-W...*0dy of thick white lead upon thu car. >   This tatter*uk Is said to keep bright much ��.�'Jonger tlmii that put on with the ordinary i  pique waistcoats, 139 collars, 'M silk cravats and 'JO colored tlesl There was nothing small about Benson's way of doing business. When th* Jubilee IMunger entered a tailor's or q haberdashery he took everything for which ho ennld get cmlit. The swath he cut was a wide one, if it was not long. It is said that in one afternoon alone, at tho time he was at, perihelion, Uenzon purchased clothing amounting in the aggregate to $.1,000. He iiMil to 1 toast that he would not wear tho same suit of clothes twice. What n dash this delectable creature would have cut in tiirtbuml-Eugene lTield in Chicago News. At TIE SUMMER DANCE. 4T  16 A  PLACE WHERE MAN'S IMPORTANCE  IS RECOGNIZED. as oojy a gi^ridiattier can, no was occnr Bionaily punctilious to availing degree about his studiw- The Bom an'e conception of e Co dies was rather Greek, and at that they Knggostod a penchant for tho fiotu* O��ervatlon� Upon its Hnntors by * Young1 Woman Who Apparently flm ll��n Tl�er�-11 sK Grown Boy� nnd Csllotv YontliK In Great Demand. This Is tho age of woman's triumph. She has demoustrntcd her ability to administer fuuetious of honor hitherto relegated to man's dominion with dignity and sagacity. It is safe to predicate from her attitude that the comli.y; woman will rule tho nations while tho awning man rocks the cradle, and to proplKsy from her success that the nations will Ire governed riioro wisely and the cradle swayed loss scientifically thou at pres.�'�t. But notwithstanding all this there Is one place where the serpter has not departed from Israel, where man rules triumph-ant in nil Id* prl'itlne superiority, where the smallest boy out of kilts and in trousers is at a higher premium than tho fairest, widest lady in the laud, who might, with her beauty* put Vcuus to the blush, and with her knowledge cover senior wranglers with confusion. And this place where old traditions nro restored and man Is acknowledged master is at the summer hotel dance. The sweetest kind cf i\ woman's woman, who is full of love and sympathy for her sex, to whom girls delight in confessing their secrets and women contldu their sorrows, linds little profit or pleasure in daue-ing with a woman. AltLS IN DEMAND. There is something solemn in the atmosphere of the summer dance, something pathetic in tho air of feigned and hysterical hilarity among the women who wabhlo round tho hall in pain, like mechanical tops when thu spring is broken or the works need mending. Thrice blessed the woman who has husband whom she can coax out of tenuis A llnrlat in � Strung* Tort. Quiet and still seems everything on our ship, for an awful presence has come on board during the night and has taken shape there, under the drooping canopy of tings amidships, in the cofllned form of."tho dead sergeant, 'A-ft-11 hands bury tho u,wd!" the solemn call of the boatswain sounds through tho ship. Quietly and in respectful silence tho -!W assembles, the officers grouped to starboard, and, as the chaplain reads the sfui-plo \.:rvlce, rough faces soften and heads are bowed in reverential awe. Tho Iwarers lift the coffin, the marine guard present arms and the body is gently lowered over the side into the cutter lying there to receive it, while officers and crew take their places in the boats, and a little procession-captain's pennant, ship's and boats' colors at half mast-starts for ti;e land, there to lay the poor fellow to r�st in . n little white vailed fnclosnro on a bltflifc j-^boes and into pumps, out of the smoking on the harbor side, and where, gono before I rtri5n' "lto tUt! bal'room.   �-*<.-..-..... him long years ago, many n gallant sail.vr -English and American-lies, awaiting the last call for "All hands," Quietly and gently tho dead man Is lowered Into his last berth; with spout of flame and circling cloud of smoke the rifles render martial honor, and then in the sad, sweet music of "taps" the bugle sounds the sailor-soldier's last good night. -K. F, Zogbamn in Scribi^r'a. A Story or Jay Gould, Th;it reminds mo of a story of Jay Gould which I havo never seen in print.   It relates to the purchase of the Missouri Faille railroad, which day Gould bought of arrisnn.  The road was paying good divt-ends, and Garrison was not ct all anvions o sell,   day Gould asked him what ho would take for the properly, and his reply was, "Two and one-half million dollars." "Thut,    toe much." replied Gould, "and can't give it.-' ''Well," returned Garrison, "you don't need to take it if you don't want to, but 1 will tell you that tlie price will bo $3,000,000 to-morrow." Gould laughed and walked away. The ne?:t day he called again and offered to k'ivi' the &i,o0ii,i*K) for the road. "Vou can't have it," replied Garrison. "The road is now worth �1,000,000." "I won't give it," suu1 Gould. "I am not anxious to sell," replied Gurrisou, "and I don't care whether you take it or not, but by noon o-nifTiow the price will be $3,500,000. The result was that Gould waited over unit the ncxtday, and actually paid $3,.ri00,000 for the road.-Frank G. Carpenter's Letter. m, SMUGGLING ART. XncvnlouR Scliam.K Whle& nan tiecclvett Old Cnt*tonifc:OflA�en. Standing on a i'.i.'.' tiCKe the jMnRvrny at _ ona of tiio gveat Atlno'flc linm�,�cyclonic Spnrtan Behoof rither than that of Ath-1 '� dida* Architectural Iron Work a specialty, fcnginea, Bte&m Fumps and �di Glasses Mr.ohlneiy Repaired, Batiaiactlon guarnnteedj 01?e me a call. Office and Works. South HutcliinRon.     Telephone i8f> Inter tho boy rame homo pretty early,  remark to the inspectors and the match An Aristocratle Cat. I'rinco I-iddiu is a wonderful cat. He 1 the property of Mins Cordon, the author-but has been loaned by her to Mrs. Unltert L. Stuart, the wife of a ten times lilliouaire, at wIioho inat^niuVent icst deuce, at Sixty-eighth street and fifth avenue, Prime Laddie is now an honored guest. I.addio weighs twenty-four pounds, and is as bi|j as a good sized doj_'- He sleeps in Mr. Stuart's handsome picture gallery, nnd is said to be quite a ennuni.* HCtir. NotMiHf la too good for him, and champagne and truffles aro lrin steady diet. Laddle'a mother and father are Chicago people, ami belong to Kcv. Mrs. Clinton Locke, president of the ladies' fortnightly club, of that city. Mins Corson is also the owner of Vashti, once the property of Mary Booth, the au< thorns, and so cbrisLened by the latter because, like tho Vashti of oldt ''fiho would not come when hIio was called."-New York World. A riuyful RattlvKntikt*. lohn A. Theroux, of dprayue, Cal,, eeutly built a playhouse for his children, and for weeks tho children have been tell their [Kirents that there was a Uitr snake in their playhouse, -saying that when they were playing the snake would come uud vmi around the playhouse and then runaway auain.   finally Mr. Theroux's little fion James iviini) rumdnt: to his mother, saying, "Come to the playhouse id wee if I don't know what-a .snake. 1h Mrs. Theroux went to see if there was anything there, and was greatly astonished to see a big rattlesnake calmly sunning itself uu the tluor in the doorway.  She picked up a big bowlder and smashed his snakeship. When Mr. Theroux cume home be went out nnd found tbe sunke dead, and cut oil his rattles, of which there were seven.-Pittsburg Diepatch. 1VJi -. jp's colony of work people :.s grown in fourteen years .-i.ion of tt.OUO toJM.nuo. The 'M-jitcd the inhahiiiuiu u ith a birge plot of ground and the bricks required in build a town hail and a second church uud vicarage, tho colony having quite execided the original nc.-oinmodft-tion. Oiifi More tiiitoriuuni.
                            

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